Sport can have a very positive influence on children, especially when activities are led by organisations and people who place children's welfare first. It is everyone's responsibility to respond to any welfare or protection issues involving a child, regardless of whether it is related to sport or not. All adults working with children should know how to respond to a child who may turn to them for help.
sportscotland in partnership with Children 1st work with Scottish governing bodies of sport, local authority sports/leisure departments, leisure trusts and sports clubs to safeguard children in Scottish sport. Through our 'Safeguarding in Sport' Service we aim to help ensure children stay safe and have fun while taking part in sport. We provide advice, consultancy, resources and training for any sports organisation working with children. Our training and resources are developed to build people’s knowledge and confidence in this area and develop safe sporting environments.